MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Fan favorite Torii Hunter is not in the lineup for Sunday’s Twins season finale at Target Field, and it’s not known if he’ll play with the team again.
Appearing on WCCO’s Sports Huddle with Sid Hartman and Dave Mona, Hunter said he doesn’t want to make any snap decisions.
Hunter signed a one-year contract last December with the Twins after playing the last seven seasons for the Angels and Tigers.
He batted .240 with 22 home runs and 81 runs batted in.
Hunter was the Twins’ first-round draft choice in 1993 and this was his 12th season with them. Two of his five all-star appearances were as a member of the Twins.
Hunter says he’s not ready to decide if he’ll play another season of baseball.
He said if he decided on Sunday, he would not return, which is why he wants to take some time.
Hunter was not in the starting lineup for the Twins’ final game of the season against Kansas City.
The Twins had their best season in five years. They were eliminated from the playoffs on Saturday.